Host venue of the Irish Open in 2005, 2006 and 2013 along with numerous other golfing competitions, Carton House boasts a superb golfing pedigree. The Golfing Union of Ireland has its headquarters and National Coaching Academy here at Carton Resort also. Home to 2 magnificent golf courses, designed by the legendary Colin Montgomerie and Mark O’Meara, choose one or why not try both! If you don’t have time for a full 18 holes we will try to accommodate you with something to suit your schedule. Golf clubs, buggies and clubs are all available to hire from our Pro-Shop.
There are 9km of cycling trails throughout the 1,100 acre estate at Carton House - ideal for cycling holidays in Ireland, leisurely cycles, off track or some exciting mountain biking.
You cannot visit Carton House without taking some time-out to stroll (or run if you're feeling that way inclined!) our magnificent grounds. There are a number of trails for you to follow on a self-guided walk but make sure to keep an eye out for:
Rare species of birds
Flora & fauna
The Boat House
Special areas of conservation
Perfect for those with a competitive streak or just for fun! Our 2 outdoor tennis courts are available for residents’ use and don't worry if you didn't bring your rackets - we can provide these for you, with tennis balls from our Guest Relations desk.
Fishing is available at Carton House from March through September inclusive and includes the option of pike, wild brown trout or salmon fishing.
Pike and Trout fishing in Ireland
Pike fishing is suitable for both beginners and experienced anglers. It involves spinning (normal/easy fishing) or fly-fishing for the pike. It is a very leisurely form of fishing but can be very rewarding, with pike weighing in excess of 24lbs being caught and released in the lake at Carton.
Trout fishing in Ireland
The majority of guests requesting to trout fish will most likely be experienced. It is possible to spin for trout, but guests usually request to fly-fish. The Ghillie can provide fly-fishing tuition for beginners if necessary. You can choose to trout fish in the river or the lake. The lake offers bigger fish and the river a larger quantity of smaller ones. The river can also be a little trickier to fish due to overhanging trees. Fishing gear and boat can be provided if required. We advise that weather appropriate clothing is worn. All fishing at Carton House needs to be accompanied fishing with our resort Ghillie.
Carton House has partnered with a nearby equestrian centre to offer our guests exclusive rates for hourly treks or lessons. So whether you haven't been on a horse in quite some time or are a fully trained rider, the fully qualified specialists at this nearby centre will have something for you. Located just 15 minutes drive from Carton Resort. Transfers can be arranged on request.
We have partnered with a nearby clay pigeon and air rifle shooting range, located just 15 minutes from the resort. Not for the faint hearted, this sport is becoming more and more popular with our guests. Choose from a 25 or 50 bird for clay pigeon shooting for a specially discounted rate, exclusively for guests of Carton House.
The "art, skill and practice" of using a bow to shoot arrows." A very fond past time for many of our guests, it can be a great test of concentration and skill. Located just 15 minutes from the resort, Carton House has an exclusive offering with this locally based provider and transfers can be arranged if required.
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